These days, students who want to live on campus have a lot of decisions. Between different costs, locations, and roommate set-ups, you’ve got tons of choices!


Pick the housing solution that’s best for you based on your finances and commute status. If you don’t have to live in the residence halls for your first year, think about finding a place close to campus to make your schedule easier to manage. Don’t blow your budget on places that you can’t afford long term. Shiny touches won’t make up for financial strain. You want to learn, grow and have fun in college – not worry about bills and living costs.

If you choose to live on campus, you’ll be central to your classes, friends and the dining halls, which alleviates some of the responsibility of having your own place. It’s all about what’s best for you. Figure out what is most important to you and your college experience and find the housing option that suits you best.

Here is a small list of deciding factors that many students work through when deciding on housing:

Not sure what you can and can’t bring to your new dorm room? View our handy packing list to find out what items are recommended, permitted and prohibited.